Walsall are taking the fight down to the final day after a superb victory over Charlton summed up on the message board by Latvian Cheese:
Well that was fantastic.
Very lucky to not have conceded in the first half, but then again they could have been three down. Many many candidates for MOTM today, everyone played well. Richards played far far better than recently, and even Taundry had a solid game(when he wasnt thinking).
We played good football, passed it nicely, and for once, had spells of dominance in the midfield. Cooks shot that hit the bar deserved a goal. However our goal appeared to come from a Will Grigg sliced shot from a rebound. Who cares
Walker – Did what he had to do, nearly gifted the opposition a goal dwelling on the ball.
Taundry – Much better from him ,gave the ball away a few times but the crowds reaction when he makes a mistake is far larger than any one else. He made some great tackles.
Butler – He got the MOTM award and he was solid throughout.
Lancashire – Same as Butler.
Williams – He was much improved for me too, he put some tackles in and he cant half whip a ball.
Cook – This lads future is definitely higher than us, he can run, he can pass, he can dribble, he can shoot. He just needs to know when to do what more regularly. Close for MOTM imho.
Richards – Superb on the ball, did his bit defensively.
Laird – Also could have had MOTM, he was everywhere.
Gray – Top game from him too.
Macken – Took all those negative comments from earlier in the season lately, and hes shoved them back in the face of many fans. He is as indispensable as Butler.
Grigg- Ran his socks off and grabbed a goal, he played well.
Byfield – Pretty good, should have had a goal.
Nicholls – Not much impact.
A note on Dean Smith too, tactically he was spot on today, playing the wingers on their opposite wings caused them problems, plus it enabled us to keep possession and have more shots on goal. Which he had obviously given them free reign over, as we were pinging shots in from all over the place.
Oh and the linesmen were the worst I’ve seen for a long time.
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